Latest "National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific" stories
We can’t lose sight of what Memorial Day means for our nation and families who continue to grieve the loss of a service member, says the Denis McDonough in this commentary.
By VA Secretary Denis McDonough
The Trapp brothers were assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941, when it was attacked by Japanese aircraft while moored at Pearl Harbor.
Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun was awarded the Medal of Honor and recognized by the Catholic Church for his actions in battle and in the POW camp where he died.
By Harm Venhuizen